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UK abandons application similar to Aarogya Setu app

The United Kingdom has decided to ditch its centralised COVID-19 contact-tracing mobile application. Instead, the country would adopt a system developed by Apple and Google that has stricter privacy standards. The abandoned app has centralised architecture – contact data would be transmitted for processing by a back-end team and it included a self-reporting feature like ..



First Indian-origin Finance Minister of UK unveiled 330-Billion Pound Rescue Package

The first Indian-origin Finance Minister of the United Kingdom Rishi Sunak unveiled a 330-Billion Pound Rescue Package, which aims to help the businesses of the country to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The £330 billion of loan guarantees will help them meet their day to day needs during the lock-down. He also extended a ..


UK launches its new Points-based visa system

The United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel recently announced the launch of the country’s new Points-based visa system. The system provides visas to only those persons who gain required points. It aims at attracting the high-skilled employees from around the world and cutting down incoming low-skilled labourers. The new system is expected to come into ..


Rishi Sunak becomes first Indian-origin Finance Minister of UK

Rishi Sunak, the 39-year-old MP from Richmond in Yorkshire has been recently appointed as the Finance Minister of the United Kingdom. It is the second most important position after the Prime Minister. He replaces the former finance minister of Britain Sajid Javid, who resigned from his role recently. Before joining politics, Rishi Sunak was working ..


Priti Patel appointed as Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary

Priti Patel, a prominent member of the Back Boris campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, has become the Britain’s first Indian-origin home secretary as part of new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top team. She succeeded Pakistani-origin Sajid Javid, who moves to the Treasury department as the first ethnic minority Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mr Javid, ..